Former Saints safety and convicted serial rapist Darren Sharper will likely spend 15 to 20 years in prison under the terms of his new plea agreement.
Sharpers original plea agreement had him serving nine years in prison but last month a judge thought the agreement was too lenient. Today the judge has accepted a new guilty plea from Sharper.
Darren Sharper drugged and or sexually assaulted nine women and pled guilty to two counts of forcible rape and one of simple rape.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McMahon said the government will not specifically recommend the amount time Sharper should serve. McMahon may recommend leniency at his sentence hearing in June if his cooperation is deemed helpful during the trial of his accomplices who have pled not guilty.
“Mr. Sharper has agreed to cooperate,” McMahon said. “We may bring to the attention of the court his cooperation, if we deem that to be substantial. We are not bound to make such a notice to the court. That’s going to be within our discretion. No promises have been made, but the possibility is there.”
Darren Sharper, 40 played in the NFL for 14 years. He won a Super Bowl and was a five-time Pro Bowler.